Many emails, documents and online services use QR code to pack data that you can scan with your phone camera and get it on your smartphone instantly. Today I will talk about a neat QR code scanner for Windows that’ll help you reading these codes easily on your computer.
We cannot use Windows camera to read and decode a QR code, instead we will be reading them from the screen on from a file.
Scanning QR Code
To scan a QR code the first thing you would need to do is download and install CodeTwo QR Code Desktop Reader on your computer. The installation is simple enough. Simply follow the on-screen instructions to finish the setup.
From now on whenever you want to scan a QR code in Windows simply run the program and select the input file. If the QR code is already downloaded in your computer as a jpeg file, you can click on the From file option and import the photo from your computer. If you want to scan an on-screen QR code, select the From screen option and snipe the screen to select the code. The program will read the code instantly and display the text on the program itself.
Just make sure that the photo you are importing or snipping includes the QR code. If the program is unable to read a valid QR code from the input image, it will show you an error and ask you to provide the input again. Just optimize the code before uploading it again.
From now on, you will not miss your smartphone’s talented camera whenever you have a QR code you need to scan. CodeTwo QR Code scanner will do it for you in a matter of seconds.